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Marion or Polk Counties

554 Ferry St. SE
Salem, OR 97301

Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem
Oregon’s second largest art museum featuring the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of historical and contemporary art with an emphasis on regional art. 
700 State St.
Salem, OR 97301

World Beat Gallery, Salem
Cultural exhibitions from Salem’s ethnic communities displayed all year. 2010 themes include Samoa, India, international marriage customs and winter holidays around the world.
189 Liberty St. NE, #107 (Located inside Reed Opera House)
Salem, OR 97301

Willamette Heritage Center, Salem
Willamette Heritage Center preserves three 1840’s Mission houses and a 19th century woolen mill; the Museum interprets Western Oregon’s settlement and industry. Visit Oregon’s American Treasure. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed major holidays.
1313 Mill St. SE
Salem, OR 97301

Salem Art Association & Salem Art Fair & Festival 
Once home to the Bush family’s farm equipment, the Bush Barn Art Center in Salem is a renovated historic building now housing two contemporary exhibition galleries, and a consignment and rental gallery. The Camas Gallery features the work of over 150 artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. A.N. Bush Gallery presents major exhibitions of regional, national and international artists. The Focus Gallery is a more intimate exhibit space that showcases the finest contemporary work being made by artists living in the Salem area. The Salem Art Fair & Festival is one of Oregon’s premier cultural events and is the largest juried art festival of its kind in the state. Held the third weekend in July and set among historic oak trees, the Art Fair’s Artist Marketplace features over 200 of the top fine artists and crafts people from around the country. Art from a wide variety of mediums include painting, ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, photography and fiber. Performing art is provided with 50 free performances by regional and national acts.
600 Mission St. SE
Salem, OR 97302

Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Pow-Wow
The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde represent native peoples from the Umpqua, Molalla, Rogue River, Kalapuya and Chasta regions. The tribes annual Pow Wow and Pow Wow singers are very important in the Native American culture. Without them there would be no dancing. The songs are of many varieties, from religious to war to social and hold special meaning to those who know the song. Dancers are an important part of the life of the American Indian. Most dances seen at Pow Wows today are social dances which might have had different meanings in earlier days. The outfits worn by the dancers, like the styles of clothing today evolve over time, it is not a stagnant culture, but a vibrant and changing way of life. Visitors to the Pow Wow learn about the tribes culture and sense of community. Many visitors are touched by the deep meaning and beauty of this Pow Wow.
9615 Grand Ronde Rd.
Grand Ronde, OR 97347

Antique Powerland Museums, Brooks
Antique Powerland Museums is a power equipment heritage site established by a group of enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation, restoration and demonstration of steam powered equipment, antique farm machinery and implements. This site interprets the heritage of the agricultural industry in regards to the apparatus used to plant, harvest and process crops. The Antique Powerland site is home to a diverse set of museums and heritage clubs with activities related to blacksmithing, fire apparatus, electric railroads, miniature railroading, Caterpillar equipment, antique cars and motorcycles, early day trucks, large steam engines, steam operated cranes and model railroading. The Annual Great Oregon Steam-Up event is held the last weekend of July and first weekend of August.
3995 NE Brooklake Rd. NE (I-5 exit 263) 
Brooks, OR 97303

Champoeg State Heritage Area, St. Paul
Champoeg is the site where Oregon’s first provisional government was formed by a historical vote in 1843. This heritage area also features a unique combination of history, nature and recreation with interactive living history programs, camping opportunities, walking and cycling paths, and the Historic Butteville Store founded in 1863 which is considered the oldest operating store in Oregon. 
7679 Champoeg Rd. NE
Saint Paul, OR 97137

You’re an adrenaline junkie, and like to vacation where you can push the envelope with activities like skydiving, mountain biking or running.
Details for adventures in Salem, Marion County and Polk County.

Vacations for you are a family affair, so you look for destinations with activities for kids and kids at heart, like children’s museums, sporting events and the outdoors.
Details of Family Activities in Salem, Marion County and Polk County

Custom and fashion clothing, toys, cups, home goods, and local goods with a kids play area to keep the little ones busy while you shop.

105 NE Liberty St.
Salem, OR 97301

The Mad House is a warehouse building complete with one roller derby rink.
1335 Madison St. NE    
Salem, OR 97301  

You’re at peace in nature, and make a point of vacationing where you can get outdoors for activities like bird watching, biking, boating and strolling through lush gardens and fields of flowers.
Details of outdoor activities in Salem, Marion County and Polk County.

When you vacation, it means getting away - by yourself or with the ones you love - to relax and recharge with spas, intimate inns, wine tasting, shopping and golf.
Details for relaxing adventures in Salem, Marion County and Polk County.


A well-maintained 18 hole course with concrete tees. The difficulty levels differs from hole to hole, keeping participants actively challenged throughout the 6,798 feet of course.   
11170 Wheatland Rd. NE    
Gervais, OR 97303

900 State St.
Salem, OR 97301

The Woodmansee Park Disc Golf Course is a 5,000 foot course complete with mixed tees. 
700 Keglers Ln. 
Salem, OR 97301    


Outside Area

Al's of Gresham offers an intimate shopping experience that includes plants, plant care products, select garden accessories, patio furniture, grills and home decor.
7505 SE Hogan Rd.
Gresham, OR 97080

The Al's of Sherwood is a state-of-the-art garden center. Al’s flagship store offers the broadest selection of plants, accessories, patio furniture, décor and women’s apparel.
16920 SW Roy Rogers Rd.
Sherwood, OR  97140

Al's of Wilsonville

Al's of Wilsonville is our newest retail location and offers plants, plant care products, garden accessories, patio furniture, grills, home decor and women's apparel.
27755 SW Parkway Ave.
Wilsonville, OR  97070

Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn

Lush one-acre Japanese-inspired garden featuring multiple waterfalls, walking paths, gazebos, and a beautiful collection of Koi. 1847 Bar & Grill, and event spaces overlook garden.
505 Mullins Drive
Lebanon, OR 97355

Century Farm

100 tent/trailer sites available for our special events. Horseback riding, star gazing, camping in a real tepee - these overnights are not to be missed.
40835 Oupor Dr.
Lebanon, OR 97374

eNRG Kayaking

This is the place to go kayak, stand-up paddle board or raft. Open at 10 am Daily! Ladies/Family night, TRR/ASNW evenings 5:30-8 pm (weather dependent).
1701 Clackamette Dr.
Oregon City, OR 97045

Lan Su Chinese Garden

Learn about nomadic life along the trade routes, watch a demonstration of silk painting, see a display of traditional silk textiles, and more.
239 NW Everett St.
Portland, OR 97209

The Gallery at Ten Oaks

Proudly showcasing Oregon artists! Our 1908 Craftsman house allows you to wander throughout to see a variety of fine works. 
801 SW Baker St.
McMinnville, OR 97128

Winter's Hill Estate

Pinot noir, gris, blanc & desert wines, including older vintages. 11 to 5 daily. Exceptional wines, breathtaking views, genuine hospitality.
6451 Hilltop Lane
Dundee, OR 97114